Mayor Lightfoot Orders Temporary Removal Of Two Christopher Columbus Statues

Christopher Columbus Re-enactment
The landing of Christopher Columbus in the New World is re-enacted for thousands of visitors at the Century of Progress Exposition in Chicago, Ill., Sept. 18, 1943. Columbus, portrayed by Frank Vitullo, center, is shown offering thanks to God for their safe arrival in the New World while other members of the crew of the Santa Maria are on bended knees. AP Photo
Christopher Columbus Re-enactment
The landing of Christopher Columbus in the New World is re-enacted for thousands of visitors at the Century of Progress Exposition in Chicago, Ill., Sept. 18, 1943. Columbus, portrayed by Frank Vitullo, center, is shown offering thanks to God for their safe arrival in the New World while other members of the crew of the Santa Maria are on bended knees. AP Photo

Mayor Lightfoot Orders Temporary Removal Of Two Christopher Columbus Statues

Mayor Lori Lightfoot ordered two statues of Christopher Columbus removed from Grant and Arrigo parks overnight “until further notice.”

Reset gets local reaction from the Italian American community, and takes a closer look at the city’s plan to examine statues and monuments to controversial historical figures.

GUESTS: Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa, 35th Ward

Sergio Giangrande, president of the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans